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Social Sciences and Public Services

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Patrick Allen
Chair, SOC
College of Southern MD
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
LaPlata, MD 20646

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Program Information

Social Sciences and Public Services

Mission Statement

The Division of Social Sciences, and Public Services seeks to empower students in their personal, academic, and professional lives by expanding their knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences and enhancing their skills in using that knowledge. The divisional mission essentially addresses three needs by providing:


1.) Service to all academic divisions in the form of general education knowledge and skills,

2.) High-quality content specialization aimed at transfer preparation, and

3.) Specialized course content  required for certification or licensing in professional fields relevant to the Divisionís area of responsibility. 


The division offers college-level and continuing education courses, stressing competency in communication skills and critical thinking, appreciation for cultural diversity and knowledge of social sciences and human services.

Division Contacts

 Division Chair:    
 Patrick Allen                  301-934-7862       
 Administrative Assistant for Social Sciences and Public Services:
 Janet Thompson             301-934-7755
 Program Coordinator for Teacher Education:      
 Beth Settle                      301-934-7821
Program Coordinator for Early Childhood Development/ Child Care: 
 Shaneeza Kazim
Program Coordinator for Wellness, Fitness, and Sports
 Eileen Richards
Program Coordinator for Homeland Security and Fire Science
 William "Ed" Moroney